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Texans Vote For First New Governor Since 2000

Without Gov. Rick Perry on the ballot for the first time since 2000, Texas politics was poised to undergo a major shake-up Tuesday, starting with the race for governor between the state’s staunchly conservative Republican attorney general and a Democratic champion of abortion rights.

11/04/2014

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson greets fans in the Duck Commander Compound at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star: ‘If We Don’t Turn To God At A Pretty Rapid Clip, We’re Going To Lose The United States Of America’

Thousands of Republicans are looking at their rising stars ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

05/29/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School, on April 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Obama: ‘Obstruction May Actually Be A Good Political Strategy’ If Dems Don’t Vote In Midterms

Denouncing the current Congress as the least productive in modern history, President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Wednesday for blocking a Senate bill aimed at narrowing the gender pay gap — an issue Democrats are counting on to give them an advantage in the fall elections.

04/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School, on April 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Obama To Attend Dem Fundraiser In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage.

04/08/2014

President Obama to hold invitation-only fundraiser at home of philanthropist John Eddie Williams. (Getty Images)

Obama Plans Houston Fundraiser In April

President Obama to hold invitation-only fundraiser at home of philanthropist John Eddie Williams.

03/01/2014

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Poll: More Republican Hispanics In Texas Than In The Rest Of The Country

Gallup tracking poll shows 27 percent of Hispanics in the state identify with the GOP.

02/07/2014

File photo of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Wins 2nd Term

Boosted by a drop in the city’s murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a landslide victory Saturday in his bid for a second term.

02/02/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Texas Governor.  (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Two-Woman Ticket In Texas Goes For History In 2014

Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history: Winning as an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor.

01/01/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, sits at her desk on the first day of the second legislative special session on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Democrats Have Long Way To Go Before Winning Texas Statewide Election

The legislative debate over abortion laws and equal pay for women have rallied Democrats in recent weeks, but they have a long way to go before winning a statewide election in Texas.

07/29/2013

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